Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. The Pennsylvania Barn & Farm Symposium takes place on Thursday, June 20.
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Please note: Registrations are not refundable but may be transferred to another individual. For assistance, please contact Julia Chain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch & Learn: Giving Pennsylvania's Historic Schools a Second Life
Meet behind Central Junior High (Building GPS/address: 285 East Queen Street)
Enjoy a lovely lunch while learning about the impact of vacant schools on community cohesion. The event will be held at one of Chambersburg's historic schools currently being transformed for its second life after 34 years of abandonment. You'll be able to hear about the adaptive reuse process from the architect, developer, and funding team. You will also learn how to identify when a school has historic impact in a community. And finally, learn how to determine whether a vacant school is a good candidate for renovation and historically-focused adaptive reuse.
Vern McKissick AIA, Principal, McKissick Architecture
Fred Wallace, Juniata Valley Bank
Michael Ross, Franklin County Area Economic Development Corporation